Dozens of teachers participate in walk-ins on the eve of Frankfort rally

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- For the second day in a row teachers in Fayette County held walk-ins to support full funding for K-12 education.

This comes at a time of uncertainty about Kentucky’s budget and the public pension system.

Early Thursday more teachers from several schools stood outside on the sidewalk waving signs getting honks of support from passing drivers.

These teachers say they are out here to bring awareness to the issues going on in the state legislature specifically Governor Bevin’s veto of the state budget bill, a bill that would fully fund K-12 education, a bill that teachers say while isn’t the best, is better than the alternative.

“So we’re asking our legislators to override that veto so that we can make sure our schools are fully funded. Without a budget we’re concerned where we would be down the road, without a budget,” said Jessica Hiler, president of the Fayette County Education Association.

On Wedneaday, the teachers union here in Kentucky along with the police union and the attorney general filed a lawsuit to block that law from going into effect.

Fayette county is one of several school districts closed Friday for the rally at the capitol.

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